Today, I had to rush for work because I had an early meeting. So instead of trying to catch the usual Dong Khoi-PMH Shuttle, I took a cab (Mai Linh) and headed to District 1 (I know! Ma qua!). Before we reached the office I knew I was in trouble because I didn’t have small bills and it was too early for the driver to have change.
So when I paid, I handed the driver 500,000 VND. True enough, he didn’t have change. I thought he was going to make a big deal out of it but what was amazed when he got a piece of paper and wrote his name (Tu) and number and told me to pay when I get back to Phu My Hung. WOW! I paid him 50,000 VND — because that was the only other bill in my wallet.
So tonight, when I got back in Phu My Hung, I called him up and he showed up! I gave him a tip too. It was just so nice of him to trust me. Sometimes, people here in Saigon really surprises you.
God bless Tu!
photo swiped from VietnamTravel.org